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Anatomical and morphological changes in tomato leaves resulting from CO2 enrichment of greenhouse atmosphere

Andrzej Libik*, Marta Repelewicz*, Dariusz Latowski**

**Department of Vegetable Crops
**University of Agriculture in Kraków
**29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland
**Institute of Molecular Biology
**Jagiellonian University
**Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
**e-mail: rolibik@cyf-kr.edu.pl

The aim of the investigation conducted was to determine the anatomical and morphological changes which tomato leaves undergo in the course of greenhouse cultivation. The conditions for this investigation were those of the increase of CO2 concentration to the level of 800 μmol CO2 mol-1. The cultivars under investigation (Tradiro, Cunero, and Clarance) reacted to the increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration by an increase in blade thickness and area. The changes in the content of carbohydrates in leaf blades and petiole depended on the tomato cultivar.

Libik A., Repelewicz M., Latowski D., 2002. Anatomical and morphological changes in tomato leaves resulting from CO2 enrichment of greenhouse atmosphere. Folia Horticulturae 14/1: 71-77.